The unimportance of nearly everything

It can be sadder than it is aspirational. I see many families, including mine at times, and especially those with kids, stressing over everything. And joy disappears as everything else becomes the priority.

Many companies do the same. Everything’s important. Everything’s a priority. I recall sitting in board meetings where we’d discuss our 11 priorities.

Times like those, we’d do well to remember John Maxwell’s quote:

“You cannot underestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”

As humans, we need to remember that life is bigger than business. And as businesspeople, we should remember to focus on the few things that make the difference, and just do them well.

Because the more things we make “important”, the less time we have for the things that matter.

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